The run group that included Super Touring 3 had a bit of a confusing start. When flaggers displayed a single red and yellow flag, some people stopped on track, not knowing that red and yellow means restart. But that didn’t bother Michael McAleenan, who started from pole in a car in which he had a disappointing finish in the GTS4 race earlier in the day.
McAleenan lead Thorpe Logemann in second and Brian Lock in third in an order that would stay locked in till the checkers flew.
“It’s better to be on this step,” he said. “We made a couple of changes between the break and the car was better. I’ve got to give a hat’s off to Lowe Group Racing for helping me get the car right where we needed it to be to get on top of the podium.”
Thorpe Logemann started and finished in second, despite the fudged start.
“Well, it started out pretty crazy with the yellow flag in front of the first corner, and being at the back of the pack, we caught a lot of traffic. We got a little contact in the beginning,” he said. “On the restart, we had a couple of spins and I got my place back. I had a nice solid second place lead, but I was having little problems with the car, so I kind of held it back a little bit, and just kept a solid second place.”
Brian Lock was happy to take his Nissan 350Z from a fifth-place start to a third-place finish.
“It’s fantastic to be on the podium,” he said. “We didn’t expect to be here. We kind of brought a knife to a gunfight with our ST3 care that was just barely kicked out of PTB. Luckily, we kept it clean in all that mayhem in the beginning. I passed most of my competitors when they were spun around backward and then just held it to the end.”